SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s army stated Friday North Korea fired extra projectiles into the ocean to increase a current streak of weapons checks believed to be aimed toward pressuring Washington and Seoul over gradual nuclear diplomacy.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Employees stated projectiles have been twice launched from an space on the North’s japanese coast.
The Joint Chiefs of Employees didn’t instantly say what the weapons have been, what number of have been launched or how far they flew.
North Korea has carried out a slew of short-range ballistic checks in current weeks whereas expressing frustration over stalemated nuclear negotiations with the US and continuance of U.S.-South Korea joint army drills that the North sees as an invasion rehearsal.
Specialists say President Donald Trump’s downplaying of the North’s launches allowed the nation extra room to accentuate its testing exercise whereas it seeks to construct leverage forward of a doable resumption of negotiations, which may occur someday after the top of the allied drills later this month.
The Joint Chiefs of Employees alerted reporters to the launches hours after the North issued a press release berating South Korea, saying it’s “senseless” for Seoul to hope for a resumption of inter-Korean dialogue whereas it continues its army workouts with the US.
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